Mech425 schedule

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[edit] This is the Schedule for Mech425: Engineering for Sustainable Development

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Month date day time Class What Recommended Readings
January 11 m x
12 t 930 Introduction 1. Why are you here? Quiz 1
13 w 1130 Open Access and Engineering 2. Assign Open Access Project Open Access Overview
14 th 830 Tutorial 1 T1: Form groups, choose projects AT Sourcebook
15 f 1030 AT Wiki 3: How to Use Appropedia Help:Contents
16 s x
17 su x
18 m x
19 t 930 Green IT examples 4 K. Sayili
20 w 1130 Green IT Project Intro 5 Assign Green IT Project Category:Mech425_GreenIT_Project
21 th 830 Green IT lecture notes 6 J. Corbett Electricity use office/network equipment
22 f 1030 tutorial 2 t2:Energy Review & Conservation Category:Mech425_GreenIT_Project, Citizen Eng Chap 7
23 s x
24 su x
25 m x
26 t 930 Introduction to Photovoltaics 7 Photovoltaics
27 w 1130 SWITCH + PV worksheet 8 SWITCH worksheet with M. Gibson SWITCH and SWITCH PV worksheet
28 th 830 T3: T3:audio/ 5 PV lectures Solar Photovoltaic Open Lectures
29 f 1030 PV Advanced and Questions 9 Choose company Solar_Photovoltaic_Cells_for_the_Kingston_Home_FAQ
30 s x
31 su x
February 1 m x
2 t 930 Developed World Problems 10 Why are we doing this? CE Chap. 3
3 w 1130 Fossil Fuels and Carbon Trading 11 Open Access due T. Hsu Impacts of Energy Sources - UCS Clearing the air Hackers steal carbon credits
4 th 830 Tutorial 4:File:LC Economics Lecture.pdf T4: LCA Economics K. Branker Found in translation: A new language for energy efficiency retrofits
5 f 1030 Student Effects 12 The Mueller Report
6 s x
7 su x
8 m x
9 t 930 Thermal Energy Conservation 13 Original ECM due Keep the heat in
10 w 1130 Passive Solar 14 Passive Solar Primer from AU
11 th 830 Tutorial 5: T5: Groups Contingency, Peer review due by class Please return CDs from OA project
12 f 1030 Solar Thermal 15 W. Sorensen Revisions due Midnight Solar hot water primer bubble action pumps
13 s x
14 su x
15 m x
16 t 930 Wind Energy 16 Small wind presentations 1-4
17 w 1130 File:Mech 425 ECM Review Lecture 17th and 18th.pdf 17 K. Branker Category:Mech425_GreenIT_Project
18 th 830 Tutorial 6 t6: Original ECMs, K. Branker Category:Mech425_GreenIT_Project
19 f 1030 The Solar Unit 18: Final revisions due to Green IT part 1 and 2 A. Rose article
20 s x
21 su x
22 m x
23 t 930 X Reading Week
24 w 1130 X Reading Week
25 th 830 X Reading Week
26 f 1030 X Reading Week
27 s x
28 su x
March 1 m x
2 t 930 Introduction to Developing World 19. D-Lab Project Assigned Human Development Report 2008
3 w 1130 Appropriate Technology 20 Assign AT project Virtues of Mundane Science and The Rise and Fall of the AT Movement
4 th 830 Tutorial 7 A. Nosrat T7: Engineering and Social Justice Engineering and Social Justice -Read Chap. 2 and watch 20 min. Story of Stuff
5 f 1030 Survival Discussion 21. D-Lab Project due 12cent pen light
6 s x
7 su x
8 m x
9 t 930 Precautionary Principal 22 Precautionary Principal Overview
10 w 1130 Bringing Civilization.... 23 Models of service learning
11 th 830 Tutorial 8 T8: Groups – final meeting- multipost
12 f 1030 Queen's Sustainable Development Groups QPID, EWB To Hell With Good Intentionsby Ivan Illich , Conspiracy Against Africa from the Walrus
13 s x
14 su x
15 m x
16 t 930 Service Projects 25 Bringing Civilization II
17 w 1130 Engineering and Service Learning Discussion AT Project Philosophy The Munk Debates on Aid
18 th 830 Tutorial 9 T9 AT Project trouble shoot E Lee Have your topic chosen
19 f 1030 Socially Responsible Investing Final Green IT project due Microfinance Project Assigned Yunus Intro SRI
20 s x
21 su x
22 m x
23 t 930 Cradle to Cradle Design 28 McDonough's TED talk Cradle to Cradle design Ebook emissions
24 w 1130 Industrial Symbiosis & Industrial Ecology 29 Uncovering IS
25 th 830 Tutorial 10 t10: Industrial symbiosis examples Open Source IS
26 f 1030 Life Cycle Analysis 30 Microfinance Project due CE Chap 5 LCA, Life Cycle Carbon
27 s x
28 su x
29 m x 31
30 t 930 Green Design 32 12 Principles of Green Design
31 w 1130 Problem Solving I – TRIZ 33 Introduction to TRIZ
April 1 th 830 Intro to Labview t11: E. Lee Introduction to Labview
2 f 1030 Good Friday – No Class
3 s x
4 su x
5 m x
6 t 930 Problem Solving II – Policy 34 Society Gains from Engineer + Policy, Why engineers need policy training
7 w 1130 Problem Solving III – Improvisation 35 A MacGyver for the 3rd World
8 th 830 Intro to MatLab/Simulink t12 E. Lee Introduction to MatLab
last class 9 f 1030 Review 36 AT Project Due for bonus - email Dr. Pearce that it is complete - otherwise final deadline is next Friday Planetary boundaries 4 Years Go!